Sales at Volkswagen, the largest car brand in China, returned to the growth track in September after a slight dip in the previous month.
Last month, the brand delivered 287,000 vehicles in the market, increasing 3.3 percent year on year, VW Group said.
After declining for the first five straight months, sales at the VW brand staged a mild rebound in June and July, on volumes generated by five new crossover models the brand had introduced since last year -- the Teramont, T-ROC, Tayron, Tharu and T-Cross.
Yet, through September, VW brand’s accumulative sales still slid 2.0 percent from a year earlier to 2,241,300.
In February the Jetta -- previously a volume model under the VW brand -- was unveiled as an entry-level subbrand for China.
The Jetta brand’s first two products -- the VS5 compact crossover and the VS3 compact sedan – arrived in the market in September.
For the rest of this year, Jetta likely will help VW brand to shore up its China sales.
Last month, sales of Audi, the luxury brand of VW Group, dipped 3.3 percent to 63,593 in China. For the first three quarters, Audi’s local deliveries still gained 1.7 percent to 491,040.
VW Group has yet to reveal China sales for its other brands in September.